Skilling Queenslanders for Work Project Helping Local Jobseekers

Jackson Kozak and Jesse Troy have recently participated in a Skilling Queenslanders for Work project, undertaking a Certificate I in Construction (CPC10111) through Skill360, and both are utilising their skills in very different pathways.

Jesse enrolled in the course as a way to find some work while pursuing his long term goal and passion which is zookeeping. He is hoping the qualification will give him skills that will help him to find employment and eventually supporting him while moving onto university.

“I enjoyed the theoretical side of the course the most, plus the trainers are really good. If I can work in the construction industry for a few years and continue to work which will  help me through university, I really want to work with animals, particularly big cats”, Jesse stated.

On the other hand, Jackson has always wanted to work as a plumber and took the course as an entry point to pursue an apprenticeship in plumbing.

“I didn’t really like school and have always wanted to work with my hands. I want to become a plumber so will look for opportunities to continue into an apprenticeship. The trainers and mentor in this course have been great and I’ve learnt a lot”, Jackson said.

With all participants successfully completing the Certificate I in Construction, some have moved onto apprenticeships already and many are now looking for opportunities, particularly in trades of the construction industry as apprentices and labourers. The course has been a great success.

Paul Daly, CEO of Skill360, stated “The Skilling Queenslanders for Work course is funded by the State Government. Jackson and Jesse may both have different pathways ultimately but the work skills and employment opportunities it opens for both of them is really helpful, particularly for young people wanting to get a start in the industry. We wish both of them all the best in their careers moving forward, wherever that may take them”.

Funded by the Queensland Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work program, the 10-week construction course is open to unemployed or under-employed persons interested in a career in construction. It offers real connections to employers and practical hands-on training.

For further information on the Skilling Queenslanders for Work Construction course or other courses delivered by Skill360 visit www. Alternatively you can call 1300 933 358 or email

Jackson Kozak (L) pictured here with Tim Simpson, Training Coordinator at Skill360, recently completed a Certificate I Construction course through Skilling Queenslanders for Work program and is now looking for an apprenticeship opportunity to pursue plumbing.

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